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Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route near Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

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Japan's Most Beautiful Cycling Route | Shimanami Kaido Travel Guide

Shimanami Kaido is one of Japan's most famous cycling routes connecting the main island Honshu with Shikoku.

Ever since I heard about this bikeway a few months ago, I knew I had to travel there some day to experience it for myself!!

So, I packed up my bags, bought a Shinkansen ticket and took a spontaneous trip down to Onomichi, Hiroshima.

Shimanami Kaido Bikeway runs between Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture and Imabari in Ehime Prefecture, hopping across 6 islands of the Seto Inland Sea.

You can start your journey from either the Hiroshima side or the Ehime side. I started from the Hiroshima side because the views get better and better as you go along towards Ehime.

So, hope you enjoy the new adventure with me and let me know in the comments something you have always wanted to do!! And then MAKE time for it and actually go do it! :D

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Cycling the Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route near Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan

The Shimanami Kaido Cycle Route links the main islands of Honshu and Shikoku in Japan through a series of bridges and islands in the Seto Inland Sea.

The 70km cycle trail takes you between islands across a series of impressive bridges with special cycle lanes and for added fun there's a network of ferries to help you get back. We rented bikes in Onomichi and set off to explore some of the trail which is a great day out for those who enjoy cycling.

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Cycling 70km Across 6 Islands In Japan | Shimanami Kaido Travel Guide

Shimanami Kaido is one of Japan's most famous cycling routes connecting the main island Honshu with Shikoku.

Ever since I heard about this bikeway a few months ago, I knew I had to travel there some day to experience it for myself!!

So, I packed up my bags, bought a Shinkansen ticket and took a spontaneous trip down to Onomichi, Hiroshima.

Shimanami Kaido Bikeway runs between Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture and Imabari in Ehime Prefecture, hopping across 6 islands of the Seto Inland Sea.

You can start your journey from either the Hiroshima side or the Ehime side. I started from the Hiroshima side because the views get better and better as you go along towards Ehime.

So, hope you enjoy the new adventure with me and let me know in the comments something you have always wanted to do!! And then MAKE time for it and actually go do it! :D

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The Most Beautiful Cycling Route in the World I Shimanami Kaido I Japan

Ever wanted to explore the most scenic biking route in the world? The Shimanami Kaido runs through six islands in the south of Japan. It is known for its natural beauty and towering suspension bridges. This video covers the entire route from Onomichi to Imabari and back in two days.
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Cycling the most EPIC Bridges in Japan | Shimanami Kaido [Ep 60]

After spending a few weeks without seeing any foreigners, I head to the Shimanami Kaido cycle route which connects Honshu to Shikoku with 6 epic bridges.

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Japan's Best Cycling | 24 hours in Onomichi | Cycling the Shimanami Kaido | Japan in Summer

Onomichi is a cruisy sea-side town that offers hiking, ramen and more cycling than your butt can handle. Ferry across the peninsula and cycle the Shimanami Kaido as it slowly dawns on you how woefully wrong you were to overestimate your cardio fitness.

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The Shimanami Kaido is 70-kilometer-long bicycle route that stretches from the city of Onomichi on the main island of Honshu to Imabari on Shikoku. It crosses several bridges and islands, offering a different side of Japan. All the bridges have designated bicycle lanes. In my opinion, this is the best bicycle route in Japan. We did this travel adventure in May 2018 within two days, spending the night in a ryokan on Omishima Island.

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I fixed a DJI Osmo+ (the DJI Osmo Pocket didn’t exist at the time) and a Crystal Sky display on the front of my bicycle. Additionally I used a DJI Mavic Pro drone for the aerial shots.

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Cycling 🚴‍♂️ The Shimanami Kaido Japan 🇯🇵

The Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道, Shimanami Kaidō) is a 60-kilometer long toll road that connects Japan's 🇯🇵 main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. It is also known as the Nishiseto Expressway. There are two other land connections between Shikoku and Honshu, but the Shimanami Kaido is the only one traversable by foot or bicycle 🚴‍♂️.

The Shimanami Kaido begins on Honshu in Onomichi City. It then leads across the six islands of Mukaishima, Innoshima, Ikuchijima, Omishima, Hakatajima and Oshima, before terminating on Shikoku in Imabari City. The route was opened in 1999, so the bridges are modern and attractive. Along the way, travelers can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Seto Inland Sea and the islands' small towns.

Cycling the Shimanami Kaido - Onomichi to Imabari - Japan 2017

Riding the Shimanami Kaido from Onomichi to Imabari.
The Shimanami Kaido is a 80 kilometer long bike route that follows the toll road connecting Japan's main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. The Shimanami Kaido is the only land connections between Shikoku and Honshu traversable by foot or bicycle.
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Cycling the Shimanami Kaido

The Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道) is one of my favorite cycling routes in Japan. While the route sounds quite intense, most of the inclines are manageable—as long as you stick to the main route—and speeding down the mountains can be very rewarding. Crossing the first few islands from Onomichi can feel tough at times with frequent ups and downs, and some busy urban areas. However, pressing on makes it all worth it as you get used to cycling the long distance and the views just keep getting better. We've covered the route in a few articles on AAJ, as it tops our top three cycling routes in Japan list, but this time we're giving you the full experience.

Watch the video above to experience the journey and then read below for the key spots along the route 75-kilometer (46.6-mile) journey along the Shimanami Kaido.

The route starts in Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture and ends in Imabari in Ehime Prefecture. Rent a bike and get going on one of the most beautiful routes with plenty of perfect beaches and sea views. Get that perfect snap as you hit the halfway point or go for a quick swim to cool off before hitting the trail again.

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A great cycle route "Shimanami Kaido" CNN「世界7大サイクリングロード」に選ばれたしまなみ海道

Shimanami Kaido connects Imagari City in Ehime and Onomichi City in Hiroshima and it is the Japan’s first bike route built over the island sea. The route is about 70 km long passing over six islands with seven bridges. From Imabari end, the first bridge is Kurushimakaikyo bridge where the bike lane runs along express way over Seto Island Sea. Shimanami Kaido was selected as one of ‘the 7 best bike routes in the world’ on CNN and is popular with cyclists from around the world.
Rental bikes are available and beginner cyclists can enjoy the route. Explore Seto Island Sea on bike.
愛媛県今治市と広島県尾道市を結ぶ「しまなみ海道」は日本初の海峡横断サイクリングロードです。全長約70㎞、6つの島を7つの橋が結びます。今治を出発してまず来島海峡大橋を渡ると、隣は高速道路。眼下には瀬戸内海が広がります。しまなみ海道は、アメリカCNNの「世界7大サイクリングロード」に選ばれ、海外のサイクリストからも注目されています。初心者でも、レンタサイクルを借りて気軽にサイクリングが楽しめます。瀬戸内海を自転車で渡ってみませんか?

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Cycling through the Shimanami-Kaido, Japan - Editor's Report

With the breeze at your back and ever-changing scenery to your front, some say the best way to savor the dazzling vistas offered by the Seto Inland Sea (Seto-Naikai) is by bicycle. You can cycle past villages, temples, and bridges with scenic views of the sea all the way from Honshu to Shikoku via the Shimanami-Kaido.

SEASIDE BICYCLE RIDING on the Shimanami Kaido | Shikoku Travel Guide

We get the train from Kokura to Onomichi
- Hire some bikes
- Catch a ferry to the start point for 200yen or so
- Ride our bikes towards Innoshima
- Have an old man try to speak English to us outside a convenience store saying we stole his bike
- Realize my bike's front brakes are stuck 3/4 of the ride in after asking various people as to what was wrong with it
- Finish bike ride with only one brake, and extremely tired
- Catch ferry back to Onomichi
- Run for two trains (local train + Kodama Shinkansen) to Takamatsu
- Check into Takamatsu Hotel at like 11pm

TLDR; Check that your bike works properly or you will have a very bad day.
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Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道) Cycling Route - Time-lapse - May,2009 [Japan]

Time lapse footage of a day of cycling on the Shimanami Kaido cycling route between Onomichi and Imabari!
I wish the camera had 360 degree view, because staring at the road you deff don't capture the full magnitude/beauty of the surroundings!

Japan Travel: Cycling along Seto Sea, Shimanami Kaido Bridge, Onomichi, Hiroshima 08 Moopon

Japan Travel: Cycling along the Seto Inland Sea, Shimanami Kaido Bridge, Onomichi, Hiroshima 08


Visitors who love the outdoors, island hopping, or cycling are strongly recommended to visit the Shimanami Kaido bridge located in Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture. However, to be fair, Shimanami Kaido Bridge’s Honshu location is in Onomichi City with its Shikoku partner in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. This 60 kilometer bridge which spans over Seto Inland Sea also connects Honshu (Japan’s main island) with the island of Shikoku. In addition, bridge has ramps along the route for visitors to stop at one of the six islands (Mukaishima, Innoshima, Ikuchijima, Omishima, Hakatajima, and Oshima) in the Seto Inland Sea. Visitors can either drive or cycle across the bridge.

Many visitors, both domestic and international, who love to cycle, will enjoy travelling across this bridge via bicycle, experiencing the wind in the hair as they take in the beautiful sea scenery. Please note: the total bicycle route is 70 kilometers, including the bridge ramps. There are 14 different bicycle rental terminals along Shimanami Kaido Bridge. In addition to the main terminals at Onomichi Port and Sunrise Itoyama, visitors can rent bicycles from various terminals including Hakata Rental Cycle Terminal on Hakatajima Island, Shigei Nishi Port on Innoshima Island and so on. A deposit of 1000 yen is required. For adults (meaning junior high school students and older), the rental fee is 500 yen per day. For children (meaning elementary school and younger), the cost is 300 yen per day. Electric bicycles are available, but only for adults. Electric bicycles are 800 yen for 4 hours.

The islands have various accommodations, including minshuku (private residences turned into a bed and breakfast), camping grounds, and traditional hot spring (onsen) inns (ryokan) for visitors to spend the night. The view of Shimanami Kaido from one of the islands in the evening is just one of the beautiful sights visitors can experience.

Visitors looking for rest spots need not worry. The cycling route takes cyclists along restaurants and other rest areas the islands have. For motorists, there are various “service areas” on the expressway bridge where drivers can exit the car to stretch, eat, and take in the fresh sea air.

Please enjoy the attractions the islands hold. Among the most popular are Kosanji Temple and Museum on Ikuchijima Island, Flower Center in Innoshima Island, and Home of the Yoshihara Family (Very Important Cultural Property) on Mukaishima Island. In addition to the cultural aspects, in the summer, the islands have great beaches, annual firework festivals. Visitors can experiences thrilling and scenic boat rides such as the Tide Ride (a boat ride on the one of the fastest streams) in Oshima Island. And foodies are sure to enjoy the fresh seafood, caught in the local sea, as well as local, seasonal vegetables.

Cycling along the Shimanami Kaido Toll Bridge/Road is a new way to explore the islands of Seto Inland Sea. With the beautiful view of the water and the islands, cyclists from all over the world are sure to remember this Japanese cycling adventure!!





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Island hopping by bike: Shimanami Kaido

The Shimanami Kaido cycling route runs 70 kms from Onomichi in Hiroshima, to Imabari in Ehime prefecture. It winds through islands, and over the bridges connecting them. July might not be the most comfortable time to ride it, as we discovered, but it was still a lot of a fun.

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Japan trip 2013 - Day27 - Onomichi, cycling the Shimanami Kaido

The weather was perfect, hot, but with a cool seabreeze. And I got my hands on a rental bicycle. So I set off to get to Ikuchi-jima, an island located in the Seto inland sea, which you can cycle to! Across the many islands and bridges you can enjoy an awesome ride with some beautiful scenery. My last stop was Kosan-ji temple before heading back to onomichi by ferry.

GO BY BREEZE : Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route - Japan

Setouchi Shimanami Kaido หนึ่งในเส้นทางจักรยานที่สวยที่สุดในโลก เป็นสะพานแขวนข้ามเกาะ 6 เกาะ ที่มีทางจักรยานโดยเฉพาะ จาก Onomichi ข้ามไปยังฝั่ง Imabari ระยะทางประมาณ 70 km ระหว่างทางก็จะผ่านไร่ส้ม สวนเลม่อน และร้านของกินขึ้นชื่อบนเกาะแต่ละเกาะ ซึ่งวิวข้างทางสวยงามมาก

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